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Do you need waterproof hiking boots? Are these the best choice for overall wear?

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A major decision and choice when buying hiking boots or shoes is whether to get the waterproof versions or not. You might be surprised why this is important, and which version will be the best for you.

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Sore feet while hiking | Reader feedback and input

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Apparently a lot of people have had sore feet at some point while hiking! Here is some of the feedback and suggestions we’ve received on Facebook and in the Survivalcommonsense.com comments. (And all you servicemembers – thanks for your service and the good advice!)

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Best hot weather hunting/hiking boots? We review the Danner Fullbore Coyote Hot

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Warm boots in cold weather are wonderful. But what about backpacking, hiking, hunting or trekking in the heat? Have you been putting up with really hot boots in really hot weather? You might need to take a look at these Danner hot weather boots.

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Best outdoors pants | A review the UF PRO P-40 All-Terrain pants

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Your clothing is your first line of defense against hypothermia, hyperthermia, sunburn, frostbite, scrapes and wounds etc. Like any piece of survival gear, choose your pants wisely.

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Review | Beretta TM Long Sleeve Shooting Shirt for sun and heat protection

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Quality clothing is your first and best  defense from the weather extremes which can cause hypothermia or hyperthermia.
You’ve heard this before. But how do you choose a shirt that can protect you from the sun? This long sleeve shooting shirt from Beretta is worth considering.

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Best daypack? Field test of the Beretta Tactical Backpack

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Looking for a lightweight but sturdy daypack to become your Get-Home or Bug-Out bag? Or how about a comfortable carrying pack for day hiking or short trips? This quality Beretta day pack can make hauling gear much easier.

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This standard money belt with zipper can carry several survival tools.

Make emergency kits | Use a concealed money belt to carry survival gear

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A belt can do much more than hold up your pants. Work it right, and a standard money belt can be a component in your personal survival kit.

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Video review: ESEE Junglas- Kydex Sheath w/ Molle Back

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When you need a machete and/or a chopper, the ESEE Junglas may be the best choice. It is a rock solid user tool that handles well and is designed for hard work under harsh conditions.

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The SPOT Gen3 locater beacon should be accompanied by navigation gear.

Start with these basics for your wilderness survival gear

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Let this be your mantra: “I will save me. My survival kit won’t save me. My equipment or gear can’t save me.”

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Review: Pelican Protector™ Case will preserve valuable gear

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There is no better better endorsement for a piece of gear than regular hard use by professionals. The Pelican Protector™ 1650 comes with some hard won credentials.

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